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SA to participate in international COVID-19 trial

South Africa is one of 10 countries that will be joining the international Solidarity Trial that will be investigating and comparing the efficacy of...

Notification obligations under a medical malpractice insurance policy

Medical malpractice insurance is a practical necessity in the current litigious environment, as an unfavourable judgment can lead to severe financial and reputation consequences. Some of the most serious...

Clinical trial of investigational vaccine for COVID-19 begins in the US

A Phase 1 clinical trial evaluating an investigational vaccine designed to protect against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has begun at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health...

Drastic steps, but necessary – SAMA

In a media statement on the measures  announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa last night to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country, the SA Medical Association...

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in SA jumps to 13

The Department of Health has confirmed that six new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the country, bringing the total number of confirmed...

Opportunities identified for improving BP control

Many opportunities have been identified for improving blood pressure (BP) control, according to a study published online in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes to coincide with...

Aortic enlargement common among older endurance athletes

Clinically relevant aortic dilatation is common among aging endurance athletes, researchers in a study just published in JAMA Cardiology have warned. Timothy W. Churchill, M.D., from Massachusetts General Hospital...

Context-specific response to COVID-19 threat needed: World Heart Federation

As heart disease, hypertension and diabetes are major risk factors for developing severe symptoms of COVID-19, the World Heart Federation (WHF) has taken a...

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GP practices in SA urged to prepare for COVID-19 cases

The South African Medical Association has urged all doctors working in the private sector to implement measures in their appointment booking systems to identify...

Call for Titanium Awards 2020 nominations

The organisers of this year’s Titanium Awards, emphasis on which will be Access, Quality, Leadership & The Health Citizen, have announced that entries/nominations for...

Study suggests reconsidering some heart surgeries

Lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking and exercising coupled with medications are just as effective in treating severe but stable heart disease as invasive...

Daytime sleepiness may signal medical condition risks

Older people who experience daytime sleepiness may be at risk of developing new medical conditions, including diabetes, cancer and high blood pressure, according to...

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Death of cardiology icon, Prof Lionel Opie

Prof Lionel Opie, internationally recognised as one of the world’s foremost scholars of cardiovascular disease, died in Cape Town last week, the University of Cape Town (UCT)...

Lessons from “Hidden Faces of Diabetes” Summit*

 Pfizer South Africa held its 6th annual Hidden Faces of Diabetes Summit on the 27th July 2019 at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg. The...